National Mill Dog Rescue (“NMDR”) has created this privacy statement to let businesses, consumers, and the general public know how we collect and use the personal information you provide to us.

Contact Information

To request a correction or deletion of your personal information, or if you have any questions and general comments about this privacy policy, please contact us at:

E-mail: customerservice@nmdr.org

Phone: Toll-free at 888-495-3647 or 719-445-6787

Surface mailing address: NMDR, PO Box 88468, Colorado Spring, CO 80908

What Information Do We Collect?

When visiting our web sites, you may provide us with two types of information, (i) personal information you voluntarily choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and, (ii) web site use information gathered on a collective basis as you and others browse our web site. For analytics and statistics tracking purposes, NMDR collects your IP address automatically when you visit our website (this may appear in our own server logs as well as Google Analytics data). In some cases, your IP address is considered personally identifiable data. Aside from collecting your IP address, we do not collect any other personally identifiable information without your knowledge while you are visiting our website. The type of information we collect directly corresponds with the service you request. For instance, you can offer your thoughts, opinions, concerns, ideas, personal experiences, questions, and/or suggestions to our articles or materials. The type of information we collect is only the information necessary to facilitate our response to your specific request such as your name and contact information. NMDR collects that information and may use the information in one of the ways set forth in the following section titled “Use of Information.”

Use of Information

NMDR retains all rights to use the information provided by you to:

Respond to your correspondence, questions, comments, suggestions, thoughts, opinions, concerns, or ideas.

Continually update, develop, design, and customize the content of our website to meet the needs, interests, and requests of our audience.

Contact you via e-mail to confirm specific information requests, or provide information we think may be of particular interest to you (you can opt out of these and other emails from us at any time by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email, or by contacting us via customerservice@nmdr.org).

Type of information collected automatically

NMDR collects the following categories of data that can be classified as personal data in certain instances or jurisdictions:

Your IP address (This allows us to know where you are geographically for statistics tracking purposes. It is also logged automatically by our servers for security and troubleshooting purposes.)

Your browsing activity on our website (This allows us to make decisions based on the popularity of any given pages or based on how people navigate our website)

Type of information collected only when you specifically give it to us

NMDR collects the following categories of personal data when you submit it to us:

Your name

Your mailing and/or billing address

Your email address

Your phone number

Any personal information that you volunteer

Any personal information included with your donation when submitting an online donation

Any personal information that you volunteer by emailing us, including a comment with your donation, messaging us on our social media platforms, or posting a comment in any of our comment areas on articles or any of our social media platforms

With Whom Do We Share Information

We may share information about you with third parties in certain circumstances including in the following situations:

Transition. In the event that we, or part, or all, of our assets are acquired, we may share all types of information with the acquiring organization. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website of any change in ownership, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information,

Law Enforcement. We may report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we reasonably believe to be unlawful, or that we believe may aid a law enforcement investigation. In addition, we reserve the right to release all types of information to law enforcement agencies if we determine, in our sole judgment, that either you have violated our policies, or the release of information about you may protect the rights, property or safety of us or another person.

Legal Processes. We may share all types of information with others as required by, or permitted by, law. This may include sharing information with governmental entities, or third parties in response to subpoenas, court orders, other legal process, or as we believe is necessary to exercise our legal rights, to defend against legal claims that have been brought against us, or to defend against possible legal claims that we determine in our sole discretion might be brought against us.

Service Providers. We share information with people and companies that provide us with services. These services may include, among other things, creating or maintaining our databases, researching or analyzing the people and financial backgrounds of people who use our websites, or processing payment card information.

Specific Third-Party Companies and Organizations With Whom We May Share Information

As generally stated above, we may share your information with many different third-parties. While this is not an exhaustive list, in general, here are some of the third-party companies, organizations, and platforms with which we work.

DonorPerfect (This company is located within the U.S. and works specifically with U.S.-based organizations to collect donations from donors and allow potential donors to become donors by submitting online forms. To learn more about the safeguards that DonorPerfect has in place to protect data within its platform, please visit their website or contact them directly.)

ConstantContact (This company is located within the U.S. and works with companies and organizations worldwide, allowing them send marketing and other emails to lists of opted-in users. When you sign up for our newsletter, your name and email address will be stored within ConstantContact for our exclusive use. We do not sell, lease, or in any way provide your email address to other lists outside of NMDR, and we will not add you to any of our lists that you have not explicitly opted into. To learn more about the safeguards that ConstantContact has in place to protect data within its platform, please visit their website or contact them directly.)

What are “Cookies” and How Do We Use Information We Collect from Them?

Our site uses cookies to differentiate you from other customers and to enhance your onsite experience by preventing repeated ads or requiring you to log in more than is necessary for security. Cookies, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our web site and which parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback in order to constantly improve our web site and better serve our customers. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not generally store any personal information that you provided to us in your cookies. Cookies are considered industry standard. Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. If you choose to alter your browser to refuse cookies, it is possible some areas of our site will not function properly when you view them.

How to Opt Out of Cookies

If you do not wish to have cookies stored on your computer when you visit our website, you can disable or opt out of these practices by following the applicable steps outlined below.

To opt out of cookies used by specific services we utilize:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/

Google Ads: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated?hl=en

Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

To clear or block cookies for our website at the browser level:

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647

Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/block-websites-storing-site-preferences#w_block-cookies-for-a-single-website

Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

Safari for macOS: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=en_US

You can also use a Private or Incognito browser window to browse our website without having cookies saved. Please note, however, that if you are currently logged into Google, Facebook, or other services we use in a separate tab within your private browser, tracking technology may still be used until you close the private browser window.

If you have any specific questions about any tracking pixels or cookies not mentioned here, please contact us at customerservice@nmdr.org

Data Retention Period

Data retention of your personal data may vary depending on where it resides in our various systems and platforms, however, we generally will retain your data as follows:

IP addresses and browsing activity within our website is retained in various forms indefinitely.

Your donation and financial records with us are retained for at least seven (7) years, as per IRS regulations, and may be retained both digitally and physically (printed).

Any information you submit to us manually through any of our contact forms, email addresses, or social media platforms, could be retained indefinitely and may be retained in backups or moved to other platforms of ours in order for us to better serve you or respond to you.

Emails that you send us are generally retained for a period of 5 years, but certain emails may continue to exist in various forms or digital backups indefinitely.

Mail Preferences

Email: NMDR communicates with our customers through email. An “unsubscribe” link is provided on every email we send. If you are receiving email from us and wish to stop receiving communication via email, simply click on the “unsubscribe” link provided and you will immediately and automatically cease receiving email promotions from us. If you have any issues with the unsubscribe link, you may request removal by contacting customerservice@nmdr.org

Sharing mailing lists with third parties: NMDR may enter into alliances, partnerships, or other arrangements with third parties who may be given access to contact information including your name and address, for the purpose of providing you information regarding products and services that we think may be of interest to you. Donor information is not shared in these arrangements. If you would prefer to not receive mailings from these organizations, please let us know by contacting us toll-free at 888-485-3647 or contacting us via customerservice@nmdr.org.

Donor information (such as name, address, e-mail address) that you entrust to NMDR is not shared with any third party without your permission to do so.

How Do We Protect Your Information?

Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. Some of the information you may enter on our web site may be transmitted securely via Secure Sockets Layer SSL, 128 bit encryption services. Pages utilizing this technology will have URLs that start with HTTPS instead of HTTP. Please contact us at 888-485-3647 or via email at customerservice@nmdr.org, if you have any questions or concerns.

How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?

You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by contacting us at the above contact information.

Your California Privacy Rights. Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents who have an established relationship with us are entitled to ask us for a notice describing what categories of personal customer information we share with third parties or corporate affiliates for those third parties or corporate affiliates’ direct marketing purposes. That notice will identify the categories of information shared and will include a list of the third parties and affiliates with which it was shared, along with their names and addresses. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to the following page: Contact Us. You can also mail the request to: NMDR, PO Box 88486, Colorado Springs, CO 80920. Please allow 30 days for a response.

What About Other Web Sites Linked to Our Web Site?

We are not responsible for the practices employed by web sites linked to or from our web site nor the information or content contained therein. Often links to other web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our web site. Please remember that when you use a link to go from our web site to another web site, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other web site, including web sites which have a link on our web site, is subject to that web site’s own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Your Consent

By visiting and using our web site you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our web site to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it. At any time you may request to view any and all changes and updates, via surface mail.

Notification of Changes

The Privacy Policy is subject to periodic review and change. In order to view the current Privacy Policy, simply check this section of the website. If we materially change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement and other places we deem appropriate, so users are aware of what information we collect, how it is used, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. In some cases when we post a notice, we may also email users who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.

How Do We Communicate With You

If we need, or are required, to contact you concerning any event that involves information about you, we may do so by email, telephone, or mail.

Most Recent Privacy Policy

This document, last updated on 10/03/2018 is our most recent and only active privacy policy. It supersedes all prior privacy policies we previously have had in place and your continued use of this website and service is contingent on your acceptance of this privacy policy in whole, or as much as in legally applicable.

PRIVACY POLICY – DONORS

NMDR has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information-gathering and dissemination practices. The bottom line:

Personal information (such as name, address, e-mail address) that you entrust to NMDR will never be shared with any third party without your permission to do so.

COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

NMDR does not collect personal information without your knowledge while you are visiting our web site. However, NMDR allows you to provide personal information on our web site. The type of information we collect directly corresponds with the service you request. For instance, you can offer your thoughts, opinions, concerns, ideas, personal experiences, questions and/or suggestions to our articles or materials.The type of information we collect is only the information necessary to facilitate our response to your specific request such as your name and contact information. If you offer your thoughts, comments, opinions, concerns, ideas, ask questions, etc., NMDR collects that information and may use the information in one of the ways set forth in the following section titled “Use of Information.”

USE OF INFORMATION

NMDR retains all rights to use the information provided by you to:

Respond to your correspondence, questions, comments, suggestions, thoughts, opinions, concerns, or ideas to fulfill a request.

Continually update, develop, design, and customize the content of our web site to meet the needs, interests, and requests of our audience.

Publish your comments in our marketing material.

Contact you via e-mail to confirm specific resource or information requests, inform you of new products and special offers, or provide information we think may be of particular interest to you.

E-MAIL LISTS

Subscription to an e-mail list provided on NMDR.org requires permission of the e-mail address owner. This is done through a double opt-in process and is recorded to verify that the subscription is valid and complies with anti-spam regulations. We not solicit or use rented lists to acquire subscriptions. E-mail lists include contact information such as our postal address, phone, list manager e-mail address, and immediate unsubscribe button. We do not share your e-mail address with anyone or subscribe your email address to other NMDR lists.

COPYRIGHT ©

All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, images, audio/video clips and streams, and software is the property of NMDR, a Colorado nonprofit corporation, or its content suppliers, all of which is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and worldwide by various copyright and intellectual property laws and treaties. Any use, including reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display or performance of content on this site, is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of NMDR unless otherwise expressly stated herein.

DISCLAIMER

THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY NMDR ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, AND NMDR MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, NMDR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NMDR WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

APPLICABLE LAW

This site is created and controlled by NMDR in the State of Colorado, United States of America. The laws of the State of Colorado will govern these disclaimers, terms, conditions and notices, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. NMDR reserves the right to make changes to this site, and to any of the disclaimers, terms, conditions, and notices contained in this site, at any time.

LINKS

This site contains links to other sites. NMDR is not responsible for either the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

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